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Nepal sees double-digit rise in imports

03 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement imports to Nepal have increased by 15.5 per cent in the first 10 months of the year, according to data from the Trade and Export Promotion Centre. During the review period, Nepal imported NPR3.34bn compared to NPR2.89m in the same period of last year, despite seven new cement factories being established. According to Aatma Ram Murarka, former president of the Nepal Cement Manufacturers Association, imports rose due to ongoing development projects with foreign investors. "In the ...

Ghorahi Cement launches Sagarmatha brand, Nepal

21 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Nepal-based cement producer Ghorahi Cement Industry has launched its Sagarmatha brand into the local market with an unveiling ceremony held on Thursday. According to the company, the Sagarmatha OPC, which ranges from 55-60MPa, complies with Nepal Standards NS 49-2041. The company said that it was working for international recognition by obtaining ISO 9001 certification. "By manufacturing high grade cement in the country, we aim to substitute imports from India and China," said Director ...

Nepal: cement makers not getting NS mark ‘will face sales ban’

11 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) has warned that it will prohibit cement factories from selling their products if they fail to obtain the Nepal Standard (NS) certification by mid-June. “More than 90% of the cement companies are expected to obtain NS certification by mid-June,” said NBSM Director General Ram Adhar Sah at an interaction here on Sunday. “Those failing to do so will face sales ban.” Sah said upcoming cement factories will also have to acquire the certification to...

Industry body calls for cement sector to be prioritised, Nepal

28 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Cement Manufacturers Association has urged the government to give the cement sector priority due to its huge potential given the country’s infrastructure and housing requirements. The government must promote the cement industry because it has huge potential as the country has been witnessing infrastructure development which needs a huge amount of cement, newly-elected president of the association, Dhurba Raj Thapa, said during the ninth annual general meeting of the association, s...

Nepal Cement factory limestone supplies obstructed

08 April 2013, Published under Cement News

A cement plant in Nepal has been unable to producer clinker for over a year and a half as local residents have prevented it from extracting limestone. Arghakhanchi Cement Industry obtained a 30-year permit from the government to extract 1000tpd of limestone at Narapani, Arghakhanchi, however local residents have said the quarry has caused their water sources to dry up. The plant’s investors say that due to the obstruction, production at the cement factory in Mainaia has stopped as well...

New Nepalese factory begins production

02 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Araniko Cement Industries has started production from its new plant in Jitpur, Bara, Narayani Zone of Nepal, as the cement industry gears up for further infrastructure and housing developments. “We have started production and distribution of Advance brand of cement from our new plant in Jitpur,” Bijaya Kumar Nidhi, general manager of Araniko Cement, told Republica press. “Our old plant at Abukhaireni will also produce Advance brand of cement in the near future.” “We are confident that ...

Udayapur Cement production levels increased

24 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Udayapur Cement, the largest cement producer in Nepal has resumed higher levels of production which had recently been scaled back because of technical difficulties. The company’s cement plant has a capacity of 800tpd but due problems with equipment the plant had only been producing 450tpd. However, general manager of the plant Dr Surendra Prasad, has since told The Himalyan newspaper that the issues have been rectified and production has been increased to 550tpd.

Bishal Cement commences operations, Nepal

30 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Bishal Cement Industries (BCI) has commenced operations, introducing Bishal OPC and Bishal PPC brands to market. The company has a capacity of 300tpd and 400tpd of OPC and PPC, respectively. “We are planning to utilise 70 and 30 per cent of the total capacity to produce Pozzolanic Portland Cement (PPC) and Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC),” Jayendra Chudal, executive director told the Republica. The company aims to target the capital and key cities in the western parts of the country to sell ...

Concerns over Nepal cement factory closure, Nepal

23 July 2012, Published under Cement News

The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has expressed concern over the closure of Arghakhanchi Cement’s mine situated at Narpani, Arghakhanchi district, condemning the violence on the mine staff. According to reports in the Himalayan Times, due to the vested interests of some people, the company has been unable to operate the mine and is bearing huge losses. The mine has been forced to close down for the past eight months. Due to the closure, the company...

Nepal proposes cement tax

28 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Ministry of Energy has proposed that the country’s Finance Ministry include an additional tax of NPR1 on every bag of cement sold on the market which would then be specifically used for rural electrification projects. Speaking to the Himalayan Times, Hariram Koirala, Secretary, Ministry of Energy, said: "We have proposed to the Finance Ministry and are hopeful that this will be included in the coming budget." The energy ministry earlier sent a letter to the Finance Ministry see...